IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1109: Canon Law, II: Legal Procedures in Theory and Practice

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC) / EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organisers:Melodie H. Eichbauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1109-aMen on the Move: Papal Judges Delegate in Northern France in the Early 12th Century
(Language: English)
John S. Ott, Department of History, Portland State University, Oregon
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1109-bUnde sapientes ingens insurgit disputatio: A 12th-Century Romano-Canonical Treatise on the Evaluation of Witnesses
(Language: English)
Bruce C. Brasington, Department of History, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1109-cDirty Politics and Canon Law: The Resignation of Archbishop Eskil of Lund, 1177
(Language: English)
Mia Münster-Swendsen, Section of History, Roskilde Universitet
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Over the course of the 12th century, the developing Romano-Canonical legal process was affected by the schools and by the quotidian difficulties faced by its practitioners. This session focuses on how various aspects of the procedure – papal legation, archiepiscopal resignations, and witnesses – were implemented or altered to suit the realities of a situation. The papers examine the intricate relationship between the different reasons behind individuals’ employment of canon law.